Chinese writer faces subversion charges – AP

From AP, via Boston Globe (link):

A Chinese journalist who posted essays on overseas Web sites about political issues was tried this week on subversion charges but insisted he is innocent, his lawyer said Saturday.

Li Yuanlong, a 45-year-old writer for the newspaper Bijie Daily in the poor southern province of Guizhou, was indicted on Feb. 9, five months after he was detained.

Li pleaded innocent at his trial Thursday in the southern city of Bijie, which lasted 2 1/2 hours, lawyer Li Jianqiang said. A verdict was expected within about 15 days.

See also Guizhou reporter Li Yuanlong tried for inciting subversion by Committee to Protect Journalists


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